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Gwen Berry turns away from the flag during the national anthem after qualifying for the Olympics: ‘My purpose and my mission is bigger than sports’

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While the music played, Berry placed her left hand on her hip and shuffled her feet. She took a quarter turn, so she was facing the stands, not the flag. Toward the end, she plucked up her black T-shirt with the words “Activist Athlete” emblazoned on the front, and draped it over her head.

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